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Posted in thread: Kegerator/ezer search... on 01-07-2009 at 01:42 AM
Another problem w/ wine refrigerators is that they don't get below 55 degrees if they are meant
for storage instead of chilling bottles. The small ones keep wine at fridge temperatures. The
Posted in thread: Blackberry brewing Recipes ideas on 02-04-2008 at 12:38 PM
I think that the results are here:
Posted in thread: Wyeast Smack Pack sanitization on 02-03-2008 at 10:09 PM
I just float the yeast pack in the 1/2 gallon of iodine water that I keep back after emptying
my primary, so I have a place to stick the airlock and maybe re-sanitize a spoon or something.
Posted in thread: Wort boil directly to ice? on 02-03-2008 at 10:05 PM
I think there's a worse risk of infection from adding 3+ gallons of cold water to the wort and
winding up with something at 80 degrees that takes time (maybe hours) to cool down to 70 in a
warm room, ...
Posted in thread: Fresh Blackerries for 5 gallon batch on 07-23-2007 at 01:38 AM
Thanks for the advice. A little reading on my end suggests adding fruit to the primary after
the primary's been going for a few days, so that any nasties on the fruit don't have a chance
to get establ...
Posted in thread: Fresh Blackerries for 5 gallon batch on 07-22-2007 at 06:07 PM
Howdy, all.My parents grow blackberries each year and I'd like to make a blackberry wheat beer
this fall. I need to freeze some blackberries now for the fall . . . but how much?I plan to
call my local...
Posted in thread: Bottling a still-fermenting beer on 03-18-2007 at 07:58 PM
This batch turned out OK. I'm surprised, but pleased. When it went into the bottle, the
burnt/coffee tastes were very strong, but it mellowed quite a bit in 3 weeks of bottle
conditioning. The carbona...
Posted in thread: My Tips to Preparing Commercial Brewery Bottles for Homebrew on 03-09-2007 at 10:45 PM
I use stainless steel "scrub buds" which are meant for cleaning stoves and stainless-steel
appliances. They're like a cross between steel wool and chain mail. The advantages are: the
never rust or fal...
Posted in thread: Anyone Ever Use Mason Jars? on 02-26-2007 at 08:10 PM
I do a lot of home canning, so here are two tips for using mason jars to bottle beer (which
I've never done):1) Wipe off the top of the rim of the jar before putting the lid down. Dirty
rims are the #...
Posted in thread: 1 Gallon Bottles on 02-26-2007 at 08:01 PM
Thanks, all.I'll take that challenge! Actually, I have summer roof parties in mind, where I
don't want to deal with opening a dozen beers and explaining to everyone how to pour it off the
yeast . . . ...